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  1. Sceloglaux, genus Sceloglauxnoun

    a genus of Strigidae


  1. sceloglaux

    The laughing owl (Ninox albifacies), also known as whēkau or the white-faced owl, was an endemic owl of New Zealand. Plentiful when European settlers arrived in New Zealand, its scientific description was published in 1845, but it was largely or completely extinct by 1914. The species was traditionally considered to belong to the monotypic genus Sceloglaux Kaup, 1848 ("scoundrel owl", probably because of the mischievous-sounding calls), although recent genetic studies indicate that it belongs with the boobook owls in the genus Ninox. After various studies and analysis it was concluded that it is more of a terrestrial bird due to the great advantage it had to prey on ground at nighttime (1996).


  1. sceloglaux

    Sceloglaux is a genus of owls that includes only one species, the Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), which is now considered extinct. This bird was native to New Zealand and was known for its distinct laughing call. It was also commonly known as the Whēkau or the White-faced Owl.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sceloglaux in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sceloglaux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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